Best New Music Discoveries of 2019

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Best of 2019

Best New Music Discoveries of 2019

Yesterday I got the ol’ best-of-2019 lists kicked off with the best cover songs of 2019. Today I shift attention to the best new music discoveries of 2019.

Each year I give a disclaimer about this list. This is not necessarily only artists who first came out in 2019. This is one of the following three scenarios:

    1. A brand new artist who appeared on the national scene for the first time in 2019. (Example: Yola)
    2. An artist who had their debut full-length album in 2019. (This is for artists who might’ve released EPs previously, but never a proper LP.) (Example: Maggie Rogers)
    3. An artist who I personally discovered for the first time ever in 2019. (Example: DaBaby)

Alright, here we go. These are the 25 best cover songs of 2019.

NOTE: Just like the cover songs list, this is a non-ranked list.

    • Better Oblivion Community Center
    • Billie Eilish
    • Brittany Howard
    • The Cactus Blossoms
    • Caroline Polachek
    • Clairo
    • DaBaby
    • The Japanese House
    • K.Flay
    • King Princess
    • Lil Nas X
    • Lizzo
    • Maggie Rogers
    • LSD
    • Mykele Deville
    • Nicole Bus
    • Rachael & Vilray
    • Sasha Keable
    • Steve Lacy
    • The Suitcase Junket
    • Weyes Blood
    • Wilder Woods
    • YBN Cordae
    • Yola

You can find a playlist with tracks from each artist on both Apple Music and Spotify.

Apple Music